Kickstarter is slowly but surely permeating into a variety of different gaming genres, with no sign of slowing down.
- Classic point and click adventure game? CHECK
- Old-school, hardcore RPG? CHECK
- Tactical first-person shooter? CHECK
- Sex-filled, classic adventure game about catching the ladies and avoiding diseases? If you shove a few dollar bills into a Kickstarter-shaped G-string – CHECK.
That’s right, party animals, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards is back… if you do your part. The team at Replay Games has secured the license and convinced series creator, Al Lowe, to come out of retirement to completely overhaul the original, perverted adventure. In addition to Lowe, they’ve brought together Josh Mandel, Sabine Duvall and Leslie Balfour—all members of the team that created the original game, released in 1987.
In order for the project to move forward, backers will need to contribute $500,000 by May 2, 2012. Thankfully, the rewards are pretty enticing, especially when you get up to the stratosphere and kick in $50,000. Who wouldn’t want a trip to Las Vegas to party with the team?
Replay has already considered how to use any funds raised above and beyond the goal. In addition to given them a platform to remake even more titles in the series, they are considering:
- Fully localize all the voice overs in to as many languages as possible. We will start with FIGS (French, Italian, German, Spanish) and then branch out from there.
- We will shoot Leisure Suit Larry on to additional platforms: XBLA, PSN, Android, iPads, iPhones, Windows Phones, Kindle, and of course, Mac!
- The game will come to life with a live orchestra performing all your favorite Leisure Suit Larry tunes.
- More game!! Help us figure out how to add more game to Leisure Suit Larry! We’ve got Al and Josh standing by waiting to take orders from YOU, on how we can make the game that much better.
Interested in seeing some of the early artwork, reading the reward tiers and chipping in? Check out the Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: The 25th Edition Kickstarter page.